Restaurant Operator, The
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- Public Domain
- Occupations: Food service
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- Vocational Guidance Films, Inc.
SURVEYS JOBS AVAILABLE IN RESTAURANT BUSINESS & TRAINING NEEDED.
RESTAURANTS BUSINESS TRAINING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Restaurants Restaurant industry Food Food industry Workers (restaurant) Workers (food service)
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Subject: A Daunting Task
50 - 70 percent of restaurants that are free standing close in about 2 years these days (due to looser lending practices it takes a little longer to go under); but just as important, only about half of those that survive provide an income commensurate with the headaches of running even a small operation. Most people are better off being a plumber.
And, this movie does a pretty good job of driving that point home.
Subject: Poor Aunt Martha!
We begin amazingly, by showing a woman with the largest bouffant possible chowing down. The narrator explains to us that everyone likes to eat, but everyone doesn't like the bother of preparing it! So that's why we have restaraunts. A GREAT profile of what kind of restaraunts were availible in the 1950's are then shown, with great names for them as well. The main focus on this bis being a restaraunt manager. Not everyone can be one, as we focus on one Aunt Martha, who may make the best pie, pudding and muffins. But when she opens up her own restaraunt, it fails because she didn't have the financial know-how and besides, it was on a side street where noone went down, "which didn't occur to Aunt Martha". (LOL). This film sums up by briefly going over education (no physics this time kiddies) and then ending.
Somewhat less-patronizing narration this time out, and more focus on women. I think there's a connection. Reccomended!